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Housing and Checkout

Housing and Check-out Information

  • Colonial houses close at 4:00 pm on Saturday, December 13
  • 3rd Street (Barnes and Woo) houses, WTH, Shingle, and Longmeadow close at 4:00 pm on Sunday, December 14
  • Students must be off campus by the dates/times indicated. Student houses will be locked, and access to houses will not be granted for any reason after 4:00 pm on Sunday, December 14. Campus Safety will continue to conduct rounds, and any student who is found on campus after closing will be subject to losing their house standing in the upcoming spring lottery.
  • Students leaving shortly after 4:00 pm can avoid disciplinary action by being completely checked out of their rooms with their keys turned in. Students waiting for rides may wait in Down Commons.
  • If regional reports indicate that there is inclement weather, the College may extend the closing deadline for an additional 24 hours. Signs will be posted in each house should this exception be made.
  • After houses close, College staff will conduct walk-throughs in all student houses and individual rooms to assess house and room damages and billing. For more information about billable offenses and fine structure, please refer to pages 15–23 of the 2014–2015 Student Handbook. Any damage to individual student rooms will be billed to the student(s) that lived in that room at the end of the academic term; any damage to house common areas will be divided and billed to all house residents. Rooms of December graduates and students not planning to return in the spring will be expected to include all College furniture that was provided at the start of the term and be set up as they were upon their arrival to campus. Failure to do so will result in a full replacement cost of the missing furniture.

Please note: Students in the Barnes and Woo houses, Longmeadow, Shingle, and WTH must remove all non-College issued items from their rooms because these houses must be maintained for use over FWT. All trash must be placed in plastic bags and disposed of in a dumpster.

Checkout Checklist

Here is a quick list of the things you must remember to do—please review the entire End-of-Term Announcements to ensure you don't overlook anything.

  • Make your Albany shuttle reservation by Wednesday, November 26, noon
  • Remove all non-College–issued items from your rooms (Fels, Merck, Noyes, Paris-Borden, Perkins, Sawtell, Longmeadow, Shingle, and Welling Town House residents)
  • Clean/setup your room (Fels, Merck, Noyes, Paris-Borden, Perkins, Sawtell, Longmeadow, Shingle, and Welling Town House residents)
  • Remove all trash and dispose of it in dumpsters
  • Defrost and drain your refrigerators
  • Return all sports and recreation equipment to the Meyer Rec Barn
  • Return all library materials
  • Forward mail to FWT address
  • Complete the Long-Term Vehicle Parking Permit at Campus Safety if leaving your vehicle on campus during FWT
  • Store your bike under Barn 100
  • If required, return your room key and get receipt before you leave campus (Fels, Merck, Noyes, Paris-Borden, Perkins, Sawtell, Longmeadow, Shingle, and Welling Town House residents)

Return Your Keys

Residents of Barnes, Woo, Longmeadow, Shingle, WTH: Before you leave campus, you must lock your door and return your key :

  • Monday–Friday, December 8–12: Key Room (in Buildings and Grounds), 9:00 am–5:00 pm; Campus Safety all other times
  • Saturday–Sunday December 13–14: Campus Safety

Please note: When you turn in your key, you will receive an emailed receipt by December 18. If you leave campus without turning in your key, the cylinder on your door will be changed, and you will be charged $50.

Storage

Basic Information

  • Due to housing demands for the MFA in Writing program and FWT housing, students in the following houses will need to store their belongings (specific information about those processes is listed below): Noyes, Sawtell, Fels, Perkins, Merck, Paris-Borden, Shingle Cottage, Longmeadow, and the Welling Town House.
  • Students who live in the following houses can leave their belongings in their houses, and do not have to turn in their key before leaving campus: Swan, Woolley, Stokes, Franklin, Canfield, Dewey, Booth, Kilpatrick, Welling, Bingham, McCullough, Leigh. A checklist will be provided to each resident to use prior to leaving to ensure that rooms are left in good/safe conditions for the winter. Students should affix completed checklists to their student room door upon departure.
  • All students will receive an email with additional information pertaining to their specific situation with regards to storing and/or vacating their space.
  • Storage will be locked and cannot be accessed for any reason after 3:00 pm on Sunday, December 14, so please plan accordingly.
  • The College assumes no responsibility or liability for property left behind. Items left in rooms meant to be vacant are considered abandoned property and, as such, will either be donated to local charities or discarded.

House-Specific Storage Information

  • Perkins, Merck, Paris-Borden, Shingle Cottage: Students will need to remove all non-College-issued items from their rooms. Students may use Bingham basement for storage (see times below).
  • Noyes, Sawtell, Fels: House basements may be used for storage.
  • Longmeadow: Students may store belongings in Room 6.
  • Welling Townhouse: Students may store belongings in the WTH basement storage area.

Moving Truck Availability

The moving truck will be available during the following times, and will be parked outside of 3rd Street. Call Campus Safety to arrange for the truck to meet you at your house.

  • Friday, December 12: 3:30–10:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 13: 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 14: 9:00 am–3:00 pm

Storage Hours for Bingham

  • Wednesday, December 10: 4:00–10:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 11: 4:00–10:00 pm
  • Friday, December 12: 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 13: 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 14: 9:00 am–3:00 pm

Questions about Storage

  • Should I empty my locker or studio? Yes. Any items in lockers and/or studios must be removed by the end of the term, unless an arrangement has been made with the appropriate technician or staff member. Any items left will be donated to local charities or discarded.
  • Can I leave my bicycle? Bicycle storage will be available under Barn 100 by contacting Campus Safety ahead of time. Any bicycles left behind will be donated to local charities or discarded.
  • What should I do with my refrigerator? To prevent water damage to student belongings, all refrigerators must be defrosted and drained before being placed in the storage facility.
  • What happens if I leave something behind? The College assumes no responsibility or liability for property left behind. Items left in rooms meant to be vacant are considered abandoned property and, as such, will either be donated to local charities or discarded. 
  • Can I leave my car on campus over FWT? Yes. Students returning for the Spring 2015 term who would like to leave their car on campus over FWT must complete a Long-Term Vehicle Parking Permit available through Campus Safety. This permit must be returned to Campus Safety by Friday, December 5. If the permit is approved, the vehicle will be assigned a designated spot in the Ohio parking lot and the vehicle keys, owner’s full name and contact information, make/year/model/color of the vehicle, license-plate information, and a copy of the vehicle’s registration must be turned in to Campus Safety before student leaves campus. Only vehicles with a current registration and valid College parking permit may be parked long term. Please contact Campus Safety (x4250 or 802-447-4250 from an off-campus phone) with any questions about this procedure.

Off-Campus Storage Options

  • Bennington Mill Storage:160 Benmont Ave #1, Bennington. (802) 779-5237 (from$75/month)
  • Bennington Self Storage: 25 Morse Rd, Bennington. (802) 447-3238 ($30-$170/month)
  • EZ Way Rental Center: 115 County St, Bennington. (802) 442-8393 ($65-$125/month)
  • Green Mountain Self Storage: 1267 Harwood Hill Rd, Bennington. 802-447-2319
  • Shaftsbury Self Storage: 1076 VT Route 7A, Shaftsbury. 802-442-5612 (from $30/month)